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McDonald’s Japan brings back its duo of Samurai Mac burgers as regular menu items

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By Ben K, grape Japan

One year ago, McDonald's Japan released two Samurai Mac burgers, "samurai-themed" burgers, each representing a feuding samurai faction. On one hand, the Wild Faction's roasted soy sauce double-thick beef burger, and the other, a roasted soy sauce bacon tomato thick beef burger from the Selfish Faction. In case it wasn't obvious, the "samurai" flavor comes from the rich roasted soy sauce-based sauce, as well as the promotional efforts of popular actor Masato Sakai. The burgers were available for a limited time.

Now for 2021, the Samurai Mac is back, and McDonald's has decided they're good enough to add to the regular menu, available for April 7.

Just like last year, McDonald's Japan is marketing the Samurai Mac as a burger with a taste meant to satisfy adults. Their slogan 大人を、楽しめ otona wo tanoshime, literally means "Enjoy adulthood."

Samurai Mac: Roasted Soy Sauce Double-Thick Beef Burger

The Roasted Soy Sauce Double-Thick Beef Burger (炙り醤油風ダブル肉厚ビーフ aburi shoyu fū daburu nikuatsu bufu) costs 490 yen a la carte or 790 yen in a value set. (Not available for "doubling" in the Night Mac menu).

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Samurai Mac: Roasted Soy Sauce Bacon Tomato Thick Beef Burger

The Roasted Soy Sauce Bacon Tomato Thick Beef Burger (炙り醤油風 ベーコントマト肉厚ビーフ aburi shoyu fū becon nikuatsu bifu) costs 490 JPY a la carte or 790 yen in a value set. (Not available for "doubling" in the Night Mac menu).

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Coke® Dry Ginger and Coke® Dry Ginger Float

For a limited time, McDonald's will also have the perfect accompaniment to your Samurai Mac burgers in the form of Coke® Dry Ginger and Coke® Dry Ginger Float with a crisp ginger flavor and served in a specially designed cup with the image of a samurai. (Contains 2% lemon juice. No actual ginger used.)

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Coke® Dry Ginger is available for an additional 30 yen in a value set or 250 yen a la carte and the Coke® Dry Ginger Float for an additional 90 yen in a value set or 310 JPY a la carte.

Twitter Campaigns

Follow the official McDonald's Japan account and participate in one of these special campaigns for a chance to win a Mac Card worth 1,000 JPY.

April 6: Reply to Tweets from the official McDonald's Japan account containing the hashtag #大人を楽しめサムライマック, including the same hashtag in your Tweet, and you'll be entered in a lottery in which 100 people will receive prepaid Mac Cards worth 1,000 yen. See here for details.

April 12, 19 and 26: Reply to Tweets from the official McDonald's Japan account containing the hashtag #サムライマックはじマンデー, including the same hashtag in your Tweet, and you'll be entered in a lottery in which 100 people will receive prepaid Mac Cards worth 1,000 yen. See here for details.

May 2-5: Reply to Tweets from the official McDonald's Japan account containing the hashtag #サムライマックで大人を楽しめ, including the same hashtag in your Tweet, and you'll be entered in a lottery in which 100 people will receive prepaid Mac Cards worth 1,000 yen. See here for details.

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Looks like Takehiko Inoue’s “Vagabond” silhouette of Miyamoto Musashi on the cups motif. Intentional or, infringement?

Is the ice on top-left contents supposed to look a little like “a castle”, maybe when you squint?

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Can some explain the “Selfish’ vs ‘Wild” faction concept? Was this translated from Japanese history or just fantasy?

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“Otona wo tanoshime” is more inspirational than tired, old “gambare’ all the time. (Think of it when you go to work each day, paying your ‘consumption’ & other taxes. - "Enjoy adulthood." -

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I don't like double meat burgers, but I like a Cola float.

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Any resemblance to food is coincidental.

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Disgusting crap. I'd rather eat my socks.

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Happy it will be added on the menu. The burger was tasty last time I had.

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Luv... love... LOVE me some McDonalds & all fast food! Will definitely have to try these. sooooon. ;-)

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AlbertToday  10:38 am JST

Happy it will be added on the menu. The burger was tasty last time I had.

JDoeToday  12:32 pm JST

Luv... love... LOVE me some McDonalds & all fast food! Will definitely have to try these. sooooon. ;-)

Gimme some fries and a Coca-Cola with that. This looks YUMMY!!!!!!!

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"Wild" and "Selfish"? That's how I feel on the rare late Friday night out when I selfishly decide to go 100% unhealthy, wildly declaring, "Let's get some Mac before they close"! lol

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Supposed grownups getting all excited about crap, artery-blocking junk food.

otona wo tanoshime indeed.

Sad.

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Food snobs and those with PhDs in the bloody obvious about some foods not being good for us. Probably second only to music snobs in terms of making us yawn.

Pass me the liver-destroying, skin-ageing Scotch.

I don't like double meat burgers, but I like a Cola float

It’s sad that people thumb that down.

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Some years ago there was Shogun Burger in HK. It was quite good. But i would rather pay 1500 yen to 2000 yen for decent gourmet burger.

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 with a crisp ginger flavor..... No actual ginger used.

Says it all, doesn't it?

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How insipid.

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So sick of McDonalds, it has that same nasty smell and taste as always.....If I was going to eat junk, it would ne Burger King

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